Sunday: 26th August, 2018
Reference text: Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
After taking multiple snaps while on a short summer break, I got an understanding of how much uncertainty there can be when one is spoilt for choice. There appears to be so many options to choose from that in the end, one ends up going to and fro between the options available to them, never really settling down on any of them.
However, when it comes down to
making decisions, one has no option but to choose, regardless of the pool available to them. That was the kind of scene depicted between Joshua and the leaders of Israel from the text today. Beloved, with no concrete choice as to what one wants, or the decision one wants to follow at a particular point in time, it is difficult to move forward with a clear cause of action.
Unlike a bus that can have multiple stops along the way, an airplane is a lot different. There is no offer of a hop-on or hop-off service because unless in an emergency, its intended destination is always preplanned. Therefore, irrespective of the number of flights available at an airport, you only get aboard a particular flight departing for your intended destination. The choice to follow serve God or not is just like this because that decision is accompanied by a specific destination in mind.
So my dear, don’t let the options the world offers influence your judgement in your decision to follow God because there surely are many distractions, and you even a lot more options to choose from. Yet, one choice remains unparalleled – the decision to serve the Lord, and that is one you want to certainly make.
Remember # even when spoilt for choice, still choose God.